Region: Germany

The rise of the metaverse: what it means for brand owners

Featured in WTR Special Report Q3 2022: Brand protection 2027: Why trademark practitioners must prepare for the future now

Taylor Wessing’s Christian Tenkhoff and Sylvia Burgess-Tate delve into the metaverse and virtual reality to see what brands have been doing, what the online world could look like by 2027, how it could affect trademark law and what rights holders can do to prepare

27 September 2022

“A great team spirit” – how a close-knit Puma trademark team assists in the brand’s crypto push

With the Puma IP department being named Fashion, Cosmetics and Luxury Goods Team of the Year at the WTR Industry Awards, they look ahead to the sportwear brand entering the metaverse.

01 August 2022

“We are often betting on the future”: ResMed’s approach to IP protection and business collaboration

ResMed’s Michael Pinczuk and Keira Moore tell WTR how the patent and trademark teams collaborate for success.

27 July 2022

Gleiss Lutz heads to the metaverse; UKIPO announces interim head; Love Island counterfeit jibe goes viral – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Chinese trademark registrations reaching 40.4 million, the USPTO and US Copyright Office studying NFTs, and much more.

15 July 2022

Register Tracker Europe and US: January-April 2022

Featured in Prosecution

Application numbers have continued to fall at major North American and European trademark registries this year. But the rate of decline could be slowing, new data suggests.

17 June 2022

Germany: preventive measures should be tailored to the market in which the rights holder operates

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2022

A substantial problem in certain sectors (eg, fashion) is the rise of fake websites that are technically devised in a way that makes determining the acting party extremely difficult; the trail often leads to servers in opaque, faraway locations. In a number of such cases, the WHOIS registration records use of false or stolen identities.

15 April 2022

Tokopedia decries notorious market label; possible Porsche IPO; Crocs acquires HEYDUDE – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at BBC Studios joining the International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy, INTA hosting the entreprenuHERship legal clinic, and much more.

22 February 2022

Register Tracker Europe and US: September-December 2021

Featured in Prosecution

The latest WTR register tracker examines filing trends in the United States, Canada, the EUIPO, the United Kingdom, France and Germany between September and December 2021.

16 February 2022

Federal Supreme Court seeks clarification on visibility criterion in German design law

The forthcoming CJEU definition of the ‘visibility criterion’ by German courts could have significant implications for the relevance of characteristic design features not visible during normal/intended use in EU design infringement cases.

13 January 2022

Trademark procedures and strategies: Germany

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook 2017/2018

The following are enforceable in Germany: German trademarks, EU trademarks, German trademarks based on international registrations, names and non-registered trade designations. German trademarks are governed by the Trademark Act, which implements the EU Trademark Directive (89/104/EEC) and the Regulation on Trademark-Related Administrative Proceedings.

27 December 2021

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